New Jersey has reported its first death from coronavirus. State health officials report that a 69 year old man from Bergen County has died from the virus. The number of reported cases in the Garden State is now up to 15. There are 31 other tests still pending in a state lab.
New Jersey officials are telling people to have two weeks’ worth of food at the ready, just in case they have to self-quarantine for the coronavirus. Officials updated residents Monday night, saying 11 people have the virus in New Jersey. If anyone is to be quarantined in the future, they will be told to not…
Governor Phil Murphy has put New Jersey under a state of emergency for the coronavirus. The emergency declaration means that the state will now have more resources to respond to the outbreak. Financial assistance will now be coming from the federal government, with control of the situation to the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management.
Princeton University is telling students to stay home after spring break. The University announced today that students will instead be taught with virtual instruction starting later this month, due to fears over the coronavirus. The announcement was made this morning on the University’s social media page.
Tolls may be going up by 30 cents per toll on the Garden State Parkway. NJ.com reports that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority plans to increase tolls on both the Parkway and Turnpike to pay for new capital improvement projects. The Parkway plan will eliminate all cash tolls, meaning those without EZ Pass would get…
The Joe Biden bandwagon is getting fuller by the day. New Jersey Senator Cory Booker announced today that he is supporting former Vice President Joe Biden in the democratic primary. The endorsement was made on social media shortly after 7:00am today.
Coronavirus has come as far south in New Jersey to Camden County. A man in his 60s came down with the virus and is being treated at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital. The Camden County Health Department says the risk of the virus to the general population remains very low.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy says he’s “on the mend” following surgery earlier this week to remove a tumor from his kidney. Murphy had announced that the tumor was likely cancerous and he would be operated on at a New York City hospital on Tuesday. Murphy is expected to make a full recovery.
Both plastic and paper bags may be a thing of the past in New Jersey. The State Senate approved a new bill on a 22-14 vote that would prohibit both plastic and paper bags from being offered by merchants. If the bill clears the Assembly and gets a signature from the governor, it goes into…
New Jersey now has at least two cases of coronavirus. State officials have confirmed one case is in Bergen County, and the second affects a man in his 30s also in northern New Jersey. Both patients are said to be doing well.